Physics

Don’t Be Surprised if EmDrive Experiments Never Work

Every few years the "EmDrive", a proposed method of generating rocket thrust without any exhaust, hits the news. Each time,…

5 months ago

Scientists Recreate the Density of a White Dwarf in the Lab

Inside a white dwarf, atoms are squeezed almost to the point of collape. Now we've created this matter in a…

1 year ago

Why Pulsars Are So Bright

When pulsars were first discovered in 1967, their rhythmic radio-wave pulsations were a mystery. Some thought their radio beams must…

1 year ago

Spacecraft was able to measure how long neutrons last before they decay

Using NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft's close encounters with Venus and Mercury, researchers were able to measure the lifetime of neutrons, an…

1 year ago

Could The Physical Constants Change? Possibly, But Probably Not

The laws of physics are rooted in universal physical constants. But what if these constants change over time?

2 years ago

Can wormholes act like time machines?

Time travel into the past is a tricky thing. We know of no single law of physics that absolutely forbids…

2 years ago

How Large Can A Planet Be?

When it comes to planets, the largest planet in the universe probably isn't the most massive.

2 years ago

CERN is Planning to Build a Much Larger Particle Collider. Much, Much, Larger.

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, wants to build a particle collider that will dwarf the Large Hadron Collider…

3 years ago

The Large Hadron Collider has been Shut Down, and Will Stay Down for Two Years While they Perform Major Upgrades

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is getting a big boost to its performance. Unfortunately, for fans of ground-breaking physics, the…

3 years ago

Another Strange Discovery From LHC That Nobody Understands

"Enhanced strangeness production" surprises experimenters at LHC's ALICE experiment.

5 years ago